Donella Meadows, Ph.D.

Title
Deceased
Award Year
1991

Research

Project Details

Donella Meadows was an organic farmer, coordinator of international environmentalist networks, a syndicated newspaper columnist and director of the Sustainability Institute. Her research and problem-solving utilized systems analysis to understand the dynamics and integration of natural and social systems, rather than looking at them piecemeal, as traditional science often does. Her well-known books The Limits to Growth and Beyond the Limits challenge some fundamental assumptions of the growth economy. She also wrote "The Global Citizen", an internationally read column.

Biography

Meadows was the founder of the Balaton Group, a network of activists across the globe, and she was a professor at Dartmouth College.

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EDUCATION

Ph.D., Harvard University
1968: Biophysics, Massachusetts, USA

Bachelor of Arts, Carleton College
Chemistry, Minnesota, USA

KEY AWARDS & HONORS

MacArthur Fellowship
1994: MacArthur Foundation

Marine Fellow
1991: Pew Fellows Program in Conservation and the Environment

Walter C. Paine Award for Science Education
1990

Champion-Tuck Award for Outstanding Economics Journalism
1986

Young Professional Award
1975: American Association of University Women

SELECT PUBLICATIONS

  • Meadows, D.H. 1995. Breaking the Ice. Context 41:6-8 (Internet 1997)
  • Meadows, D.H. 1993. Seeing the population issue whole. The World and I 397-409
  • Meadows, D.H., D.L. Meadows and J. Randers. 1992. Beyond the Limits. 21pp
  • Meadows, D.H. 1991. A Reaction from a Multitude. In: The Earth in Transition (Woodwell, G.M. ed.). Cambridge University Press, Cambridge
  • Meadows, D.H. 1991. A Sustainable World: An Introduction to Environmental Systems
  • Meadows, D.H. 1991. The Global Citizen
  • Meadows, D.H., D.L. Meadows, J. Randers and W.W. Behrens. 1972. The Limits to Growth